• Dr. Amrou Sarraj receives award

    American Stroke Association honors Sarraj with emergency medicine award for paper on current US access to Endovascular Thrombectomy (EVT) centers for Acute Ischemic Strokes

  • A map that shows centers with direct access to EVT within 15 and within 30 minutes.

    Dr. Amrou Sarraj won the Emergency Medicine Award at the AHA International Stroke Conference for his work mapping access of US residents to hospitals that can perform thrombectomy for acute stroke.

  • Brain in Galaxy Image

    New NASA grant to detect strokes in space will be led by Dr. Luca Giancardo

  • Image of multiple brain scans

    A Novel Treatment To Remove Blood From the Brain: Prospective Trial of Cerebrospinal Fluid Filtration After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage via Lumbar Catheter (PILLAR)

  • Image of Imaging Machine

    Drs. Sheth and Giancardo are analyzing brain images in patients with stroke with Machine Learning. They are “seeing” what couldn’t be seen before, to identify more patients that could benefit from life saving treatments

Areas of Focus

cutting edge research on stroke and cerebrovascular diseases

The Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases sustains highly successful research in acute stroke treatment and is developing new areas of research in stroke recovery, prevention, health services, population health and vascular cognitive impairment.

Cutting Edge Research
dedication to education and training

The Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases provides students and fellows with an atmosphere of growth and mentorship in building a career in stroke. Educational opportunities are currently available for Medical Students, Nursing Students, and Physicians.

Education & Training
stroke clinical services

Clinical care for stroke patients is provided at 11 hospitals in our stroke system of care in the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. In total, our system provides care to over 4000 patients with cerebrovascular disorders per year.

Stroke Clinical Services
community engagement

Our Community Engagement Core creates opportunities for researchers to build a coalition between communities, community based organizations and academia by building sustainable community partnerships and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Engagement & Awareness